Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 28, 1998 - History - 428 pages
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This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation). More than just a "sourcebook," it explores some of the major themes and problems of Roman religion (such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination and prediction). Each document has an introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and is used as the starting point for further discussion.

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A magisterial, definitive survey of the subject. Beard, along with her co-authors John North and Simon Price, move chronologically through Roman religion from its beginnings shrouded in mythology ... Read full review

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Earliest Rome
The deities of Rome
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Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world.

John North is Professor Emeritus of History of Philosophy and the Exact Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and the author of numerous books including "Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos "and" The Ambassadors' Secret. "

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